“9 to 5” Sequel Not Moving Forward

Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda in "9 to 5." Photo by 20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5883248o)

Despite remaining close friends off-screen all these years later, Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin, the original trio of has “dropped that whole idea” of a 9 to 5 sequel. 

Multiple outlets report that the sequel to the 1980 comedy starring the trio of actresses, is officially not happening. 

Talks of a sequel began in 2018. “All these years we’ve talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5, but it never made any real sense,” Parton said at the time. “Until just recently (with) all the equal work for equal pay and all the harassment in the workplace (backlash), we decided that we are going to try to do another one,” she added.

But now, Parton confirmed that the planned sequel has been scrapped. 

“I don’t think we’re going to do the sequel,” Parton said. “We never could get the script to where it was enough different than the first one, and that one turned out so good. We’re thinking we might do a completely different thing together, Jane, Lily and I,” she added. “We may do something different altogether, but I don’t think we’ll continue with (the sequel).”